A Necklace for Rebecca and Darkside Cowl

My friend Rebecca is off on her travels next year. It was her 30th birthday at the start of this month and Christmas is coming up too. I decided a pretty special necklace was in order. I set about designing something she would love. I thought nothing too big or bling would be nice on her. She said she'd like darker colours and no pearls. Here it is.

Black teardrop swarovski crystals are spaced with silver bead covers and bicone smoke swarovski crystals leading up into alternate smaller black and smoke bicone swarovskis and finished with glass black seed beads. The clasp is rhodium plated silver with a crystal in the middle, there had to be some bling!

The clasp was finished with a wire guard and a crimp cover bead.

Here is the lady herself wearing the necklace at her birthday party. It went very well with the black prom dress she was wearing. She told she got lots of compliments on the necklace. I think she liked it.

I also finished the Darkside Silk Cowl that I was making for my Mum for Christmas. She doesn't read this blog so I can put up pictures.

I think it turned out really well. The silk is so soft and warm. In the end this was the best pattern for the yarn. I think I may have bound off a little tightly but if it needs to be fixed I can do it after Christmas.

2 Responses to "A Necklace for Rebecca and Darkside Cowl" (Leave A Comment)

Anonymous says
December 23, 2008 at 10:43 AM

I LOVE that necklace. You have a great eye. Where do you get your beads?

Bionic Laura says
December 23, 2008 at 2:31 PM

Thanks, I'm blushing now. I get my beads from Beads and Bling in Temple Bar. It's where I did the beading course.
The necklace turned out really well, I was really pleased with it. It was kinda cool to give it as a present since Rebecca liked it so much. I probably wouldn't wear it as much as she would.